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ULTRA-THIN PLASMA RADIATION DETECTOR

United States Patent Application

20170123076
A1
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A position-sensitive ionizing-radiation counting detector includes a radiation detector gas chamber having at least one ultra-thin chamber window and an ultra-thin first substrate contained within the gas chamber. The detector further includes a second substrate generally parallel to and coupled to the first substrate and defining a gas gap between the first substrate and the second substrate. The detector further includes a discharge gas between the substrates and contained within the gas chamber, where the discharge gas is free to circulate within the gas chamber and between the first and second substrates at a given gas pressure. The detector further includes a first electrode coupled to one of the substrates and a second electrode electrically coupled to the first electrode. The detector further includes a first discharge event detector coupled to at least one of the electrodes for detecting a gas discharge counting event in the electrode.
FRIEDMAN, Peter S. (Ottawa Hills, OH)
15/ 404,713
January 12, 2017
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under a Small Business Innovation Research ("SBIR") Assistance Agreement, Grant No. DE-SC0006204, awarded to Integrated Sensors, LLC, by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.